Police make up bulk of Niskayuna’s top earners

Four employees earned a total of $72,000 in overtime payments

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NISKAYUNA — Police chief Dan McManus was one of three Niskayuna employees who tied for the town’s top-paid employees in 2017. 

Along with water and sewer superintendent Rich Pollock and comptroller Paul Sebesta, McManus was paid a salary of $126,324. 

Seven of the top 10 earners are employed by the police department. Sergeant Frances Wall, the only woman on the list, earned $118,324, including $22,899 in overtime pay. Patrolman Jeffrey Relation brought home $113,834, with $22,139 of that from overtime pay; patrolman James Walsh earned $113,065 — $20,112 of that overtime pay; and detective sergeant Joseph Twitty’s earnings came to $109,250, including $7,301 in overtime pay.

Combined, there were four employees who earned overtime. Combined, that overtime pay came to more than $72,000.

The top 10 salaries in 2017 were:

  • Dan McManus, police chief: $126,324
  • Rich Pollock, water and sewer superintendent: $126,324
  • Paul Sebesta, comptroller: $126,324
  • Mike Stevens, deputy police chief: $119,466
  • Frances Wall, police sergeant: $118,324 ($22,898 in overtime pay)
  • Matt Yetto, deputy superintendent of water and sewer: $114,425
  • Jeffrey Relation, patrolman: $113,834 ($22,139 in overtime pay)
  • James Walsh, patrolman: $113,065 ($20,112 in overtime pay)
  • Ray Smith, highway superintendent: $112,835
  • Joseph Twitty, detective sergeant: $109,250 ($7,301 in overtime pay)

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